Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Creating the Milky Way

Well, I couldn't wait any longer. Pam's "Milky Way" bead was calling to me, so I spent the day in the wet lab yesterday. While I was out there, I happened to look into the family room. I guess I wasn't the only person who was in a creative mood. Here's my 85-year-old mom Yvette, crocheting away with our senior citizen fur kid Peanut keeping her company.

Here's a sneak preview of the Milky Way vessel. The body is mostly finished - I just have to add a bit of fiber embellishment after it's dry. Then comes the bead work, with Pam's lovely focal taking center stage. I haven't figured out how I'm going to bead the vessel yet, but I have lots of ideas floating around in my brain. And then I'll create a vessel with the other bead that Pam sent me, which you haven't seen yet. Thanks for all the inspiration, Pam!

After laying out all the fibers and felting the vessel flat, I took a break before I started the sculptural fulling process. I guess Peanut decided she didn't need to supervise mom anymore, since mom was trucking right along.

Now I'm going to switch gears and head down to San Jose to teach my bead making class at BAGI. Have yourselves a wonderful evening!


Rita'z R-tistic Ramblez said...

Shirley, That is already a fabulous vessel. I can't wait to see where it goes from here!!

Pam @ The Blue Between said...

What Rita said! I love it so far! Your mom and Peanut look way too cozy, funny dog!

marcy said...

YOu make such beautiful items- felted and beads.

Islandgirl said...

I've done needle felting and felting felting and have all the materials to make a vessel.. All I need to do is get my butt in gear and get to work! Maybe your blog will be the inspiration/kick that I need!

Shirley Cook - Jumping Jack Glass said...

Thank you all for such nice comments!

And if I can inspire anyone's creativity, I'll feel like a million bucks. -- And we're not talking creatures with antlers... :-)

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